Lady Gaga speaks at the National Equality March
In late September, Lady Gaga released a YouTube video approaching congress and how their “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy is discriminating towards America.
Her protests have lead to increased activism that encourages voting against this policy that prevents gays from serving openly in the military.
On September 21, she held a speech in Portland, Maine calling her address the “Prime Rib of America.”
She said the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is unamerican; that it does not treat everyone equally and it should be banned forever for the greater good.
President Obama promised during his campaign to repeal the policy and last spring commissioned a group to study the issue.
Those opposed to the policy say it will disrupt the military to make the change.
A recent federal court ruling reinstated an openly gay Air Force Reserve nurse saying it violated her constitutional rights when it discharged her under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” ban on gays in the armed forces.
U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton’s order made it clear that a blanket policy of dismissing openly gay military personnel violated an earlier court ruling unless the removal advanced important military objectives.